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Placement of CD, CDRW, Zip & HDD on IDE

By Casemaker ·
hi,
I am building a system with the following components. HDD, CD,CDRW and Zip. My questions is this. I intend to place them as follows HDD 1 master, Cd 1 slave, CDRW 2 master, Zip 2 slave. I want your thoughts on this placement for optimal usage.Thanks
Mark

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by mena_367 In reply to Placement of CD, CDRW, Zi ...

My system is setup this way: harddrive as master, zip drive slave. Primary CD master, CD writter salve to primary CD ROM.

Counting that you are building on a newer technology motherboard.

Hope this helps.

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by Casemaker In reply to Placement of CD, CDRW, Zi ...
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by geroxx In reply to Placement of CD, CDRW, Zi ...

I think that you will be OK with how you are going.

The only problem you MAY have is when making CD >> CDRW copies. I have seen problems with corrupt transfers. It did not have as much to do with the placement of the CD and CDRW as to how much cache they both had. More cache is better... Matching Cache is best. 2MB to 2MB

I have also seen this placement work quite well. You will just have to try it out. It is not that hard to change things around if you have to.

Unfortnatly, every system is just a little different (even when you are using all the same parts).

Gary

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by hclarius In reply to Placement of CD, CDRW, Zi ...

If you have not purchased your components, I would suggest Plextor as your CDRW for its "Burn-Proof" technology. Also, once I installed my CDRW, I have not used my zip drive since.

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